Member Reviews and Ratings of Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood Whisky
The Balvenie was my gateway to the world of scotch and bourbon. It's a fantastically balanced scotch for those who don't like dominant smoke, peat or sweet. Poetry in a bottle.
Sweet and hints of vanilla
my first single malts I tried back in the day, still one of my all time favs Caramel, nuts, little spice and smoke,
I like it! Rich aroma honey, sherry, touch of oak, then a hint of more... on the pallet is sweet, nutty, oak, and apple... yet more that I can’t quite identify. Then finishes with more oak(though never too strong), honey and a promise of pleasant flavors just out of reach...
Smoky and flavorful Scotch.
solid single malt when want some but not overpowering peat and smoke
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Smooth and rich! Rich dark honey and oak turns to raisin and dark fruit and spice. Very flavorful with a finish lasts a bit too.
I found this at Costco for around $60- perfect price point.
Smooth with a little bite. The sherry is pleasant and isn’t overpowering.
My favorite scotch. Not smokey. Good honey and vanilla notes.
Very smooth and mellow. Has a yummy nutty spicy sweetness I absolutely love. Let it breath a little to bring out the fragrance and taste.
Very good. Obviously not as smooth as the 17 year which I prefer.
smooth. lots of flavor and aromatic textures with limited depth on the palate.
I could drink this everyday. Love Scotch with Sherry casks. My Deserted Island drink.
Have had better and have had worse. Hits a bit too hard on the tongue.
My go to everyday drink when I'm having rough day. Still my top pick and for the price you cant beat it.
VERY fruity and floral. nice enjoyable scotch!
Wonderful. One that it’s great to sip on
I didn’t read the label carefully and assumed doublewood meant finished in sherry or port casks. Well it means finished in oak casks (so it uses two oak casks, hence the doublewood). As a result, it is oak forward and peppery. Not my favorite style, but it has grown on me.
Casks are always oak..on this one cask is sherry filled before being used
Delicious, mellow, honeyed - whisky heaven!
This is amazing with cheap milk chocolate. The pepper notes really change the whole experience into something amazing.
Nice everyday Scotch. Has strong similarities to Macallan 12, but I would say that it's a bit oakier/woodier on the palate and finishes with a touch more alcohol and warmth.
This always seems to be my go to when I want a every day drink based on price but also drinks like a top $ scotch.
This is my go to Speyside. Love this stuff. Smooth dark fruit notes are enhanced by a full mouth feel and complex flavor profile. I try to keep this in stoke, but, I drain this bottle in a couple of weeks. Not all me of course. I offer it to all my guest from the Scotch connoisseurs to the those who just want to get their feet wet. Balvenie Double wood is a must have.
Sweet up front, caramel middle with a quick spice bite at the end and oak taste that lingers
A better Johnny Black
Nutty spices. Dried fruits. Bourbon.
Definitely can taste the sherry and dried fruits in this one.
Malt with a hint of vanilla on the nose. Pallet is sweet with Sherry, oak, and spice. Aroma starts to develop vanilla notes, and finish is long dominated by dried fruit and vanilla, finishing with a hint of nuts. Rather smooth, but tastes it's age (12y). A few drops of water open more brine on the nose and pallet, but overall makes the pallet flatter. In conclusion - very decent and worth the price.
12 y bourbon cask, 6 à 9 months in sherry cask.
caramel, sherry, nutty
dry, nutty, bitter
Tasty, not life-changing.
Smells like swears but goes down smooth
Light and rounded with nice amounts of fruit and sherry. Quality Speyside for a reasonable price.
Tons of Vanilla to me, soft mouth feel, only negative is no long finish.
You can really taste the green apple. Not too sweet.
Smooth sherry with hints of vanilla and fruit. Excellence.
Light peat with notes of vanilla and cherry. Spice up front with a lingering lemony finish.
I'm not much of an aficionado, so I won't try to wow you. I love the sherry double cask for the hint of sweetness that I get from it. Very smooth.
Toasty. Carmelized sugar. Top of the creme brulee. Love this for a solid whisky to keep in stock at home.
Deliciously sweet. Definite sherry notes from the finish.
Smokey, woody and lingering spice. Great.
Excellent, smooth and sweet but not to sweet! If you like the heavy smoky flavor, this is not your Scotch.
Strong on the intake but with a good flavoring on the backside!!